Courtesy of John Baker July 11, 2021 with the MolallaPioneer
Hooves pound on pristine turf as riders, a ball, and horses engage in a wondrous dance of strength, speed and skill.
The sport is polo, and with the arrival of the Rose City Polo Club in the Molalla area, a fun and wholly unique adventure awaits not only spectators, but participants. The Rose City Polo Club, located on McCown Road, is about to officially open its grounds. And the club membership can’t wait to show off the new facility.
“It’s a big move for the club and I’m super excited about it,” said Christy Marsing Barber, club member and co-director of the club’s upcoming signature tournament. “It’s so much fun.”
That path to fun comes to fruition July 24-25 when RCPC welcomes clubs from all over the Pacific Northwest to Molalla for the inaugural Deauville Cup. The road to this event has been five years in the making, according to Barber. And it needed determination and more than a little bit of help along the way.
Previously, Rose City Polo Club wandered around a bit, but the goal was always to establish a permanent home. Fortunately, Kathryn Richert-Boe and Laura Johnson-Graham, who own Oakwood Farms in Molalla, would provide the key element to making the dream come true — land.